Death of Mario Puzo, American novelist and screenwriter (The Godfather)
US Civil Rights Act was signed into law
The Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent. British women were granted the same voting rights as men and their voting age.
Birth of Thurgood Marshall, the first black US Supreme Court Justice .
Birth or Hermann Hesse, noverlist
Death of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister
Cotton Mills & Factory Act stated that no children under 9 to be employed - frequently ignored and reinforced in the 1833 Factory Act
Canadian explorer Simon Fraser and his crew reached the Pacific Ocean having explored the full length of the Fraser River (This was instrumental in establishing Canada’s boundary).
Parliamentary union of Great Britain and Ireland
Death of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
Battle of Alford
Battle of Marston Moor, near York – Parliamentarian forces beat the Royalists
Birth of Jacopo Sansovino, sculpture